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Discover Adventures By Disney!

abdWhen I mention Adventures By Disney, my responses are varied.  While some folks know exactly what I’m talking about, many think it’s in reference to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or even Disney Cruise Line and the adventures you have with those vacation destinations.  But nope!  Adventures By Disney is it’s own entity and has it’s own magic that is unlike anything you’ve ever done before. Continue reading Discover Adventures By Disney!

Why You Need A Disney Specializing Travel Agent

keep-calm-and-call-your-disney-vacation-plannerThe question has been brought up to me lots and lots of times through my years as a Disney Specializing Travel Agent:  With everything available online, why would I need a travel agent?  And, to be honest, I can completely understand that question and why it would be asked when we live in a world where infinite information is available right at your fingertips.  But there are some things you just can’t get online.  One of the biggest of those is experience.  Truly, it’s very hard to plan something as entailed as a Disney vacation without experience.  The basics may be there, but all the details that can and will make your vacation truly magical will be lacking.  Do you remember that old book with the line in it that goes, ‘lions and tigers and bears, oh my!’?  Well in the world of Disney vacation planning, it’s more like, ‘dining and magic bands and fastpasses, oh my!’.  And that’s only the tip of the Disney iceberg! Continue reading Why You Need A Disney Specializing Travel Agent

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities Review–Adventures by Disney

Last year at this time I was getting ready for my Adventures by Disney experience to Peru. CIMG5813I was nervous and excited.  This was my first trip out of the country.  I have been to the Bahamas and Canada but this was quite a bit further and just a little different in every other way, too.  I did reports on my first few days of the Adventure here:

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

In this article, I’ll get to the day everyone waits for: Machu Picchu day.  It is day 5 of the adventure, and it’s a long and exciting day.  We started out in the wee hours of the morning as we needed to take the bus to the Ollantaytambo train station and then take the train to Machu Picchu. Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities Review–Adventures by Disney

Discount Enticements Galore At Disney Destinations!

Destination DisneyLet’s face it, if you’re reading this, you probably love all things Disney, right?  And how better to feed that love than to visit a Disney destination?  As we all know, Disney provides us with lots of choices when it comes to Disney destinations.  Maybe you have a favorite that you return to over and over.  Or maybe you want to try all the different ‘flavors’ of Disney by visiting new venues.  Whatever your choice is, Disney has discounts available right now to help you enjoy the magic for less money.  And money saved on the package means more money for Mickey bars or turkey legs, right??  So let’s dive right in to the array of discounts awaiting you: Continue reading Discount Enticements Galore At Disney Destinations!

Are You A Disney Expert?

Disney vacation, Disney travel agentIn a simpler time, being a Disney Expert meant knowing what time of years were the most crowded and how to score a Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast reservation.  And those of us who remember those times…well, we would get Disney Expert status just based on longevity.  Ah, those were the days!

Now, with so many Disney venues, it’s a little more complicated.  Before Disney Cruise Line and Adventures By Disney came into the picture, it was enough to be either a long time Walt Disney World OR Disneyland oficionado.  No more.  Because all of the options require a detailed knowledge of factors that require a different kind of skill and knowledge to navigate.

For example, how are your internet and mobile device skills?  Continue reading Are You A Disney Expert?

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

Today is day 4 of my Adventures by Disney trip to Peru, and this was kind of a preparation day–CIMG5734getting ready for the BIG day tomorrow to Machu Picchu.  A little hiking to get the blood flowing and muscles in shape.  High attitudes to get us adjusted to thin air.
Oh and let’s just say the bus ride is very interesting…wide roads are not common, and taking turns are often a little close for comfort but it’s an adventure, right?  The views were spectacular and breathtaking.  We were really in the middle of nowhere, and there was this great big hole in the earth… and we were looking right into it.  Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 3

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

Today is day 3 of my Adventures by Disney trip to Peru, the day I was kind of dreading–me and getting wet are not exactly316 friends.  This was the day of river rafting on the Urubamba River (the beginning of the Amazon River) and then a visit to Ollantaytambo (imagine stairs going straight up in the side of a mountain.)

The day started out with breakfast at the hotel. It was a nice buffet and everyone LOVED the brownies.  I was fond of the little chocolate cookies..yum.  I am not much of a breakfast person, but I have learned you eat when there is food, because you are on Disney’s schedule not yours.  (You may be out of your normal eating schedule, but they really try to keep it to the normal hours.)  So I did a little croissant and o.j. pretty much every morning and a few cookies for snacking on the bus a little later.  Breakfast was also the time to get wifi in the main building before your day started to catch up with email and facebook ; >) Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney part 2

Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

JJ and me in Peru

My husband and I had the pleasure of being invited on a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney, and here is my report.  Come see what Peru has to offer in its adventure: Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities.

This adventure has been on the “ to do list” for a long time.   Since the fall of 2009, my husband has wanted to take this adventure and was even willing to give away a night in the Disneyland Suite to do so… but I quickly talked him out of that.

So, when I got an email inviting me to go to Peru, I jumped on it without even thinking.  Three days before Christmas I got the word that we were going to Peru, and that was an awesome Christmas present! Continue reading Sacred Valleys and Incan Cities–Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney Frozen in Norway

Adventures by Disney Norway Frozen Experience - Stave ChurchIt is never just a vacation when you visit a Disney destination.  Adventures by Disney takes that concept and expands it to include the entire world.  They make the world a Disney destination.  Their newest vacation destination is Norway.  Adventures by Disney released this destination to be timed with the release of the newest Walt Disney Animation Studio’s film Frozen.  The film will be released on November 27, 2013.  The first Norway adventure is in May 2014.  Disney has weaved the feel of the movie into the adventure.  You will start your Adventures by Disney vacation in the village of Bergen.  This real life town was the inspiration behind the storybook village in the movie Frozen.  You should plan to see the movie before you travel.  Seeing the movie will help make that first day pretty interesting.  The animated village really will be very similar to some of the places you will walk in Bergen.  The Stave Church pictured here is one place you will recognize from the movie.  You will see the Laerdal/Borgund Stave Church on day 4 of your  adventure. Continue reading Adventures by Disney Frozen in Norway